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Schools and education providers may apply to the TQA to be registered to provide education services (courses/s*) to international students who are in Australia on a student visa when the TQA is the designated authority for the sector the provider wants to offer courses and education programs in.

The TQA is the designated authority under Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislation for all school providers and schools' courses, and any English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and Foundation Program courses they deliver in Tasmania. The designated authority for non-award programs that are not ELICOS or Foundation Programs remains the person responsible under State law. AEI provides details of designated authorities for all sectors on aei.gov.au regulatory authorities

Education and training providers who offer education programs and courses in other sectors (including VET and Higher Education and ELICOS and Foundation programs not offered by schools) should refer to aei.gov.au regulatory authorities to determine which designated authority they need to apply to.

Each provider has a defined scope that lists the courses it is accredited to deliver to overseas students. Please refer to the courses section of this website for details about accrediting the courses you wish to offer.

Current CRICOS providers and courses
Details of providers registered to deliver eduation and training to overseas students in Tasmania and the accredited courses they offer are available on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) http://cricos.deewr.gov.au/.

Registration
Registration of providers and courses involves two stages. The first stage is undertaken by the designated authority for that state or territory. The TQA is the designated authority under the ESOS legislative framework for all school providers and schools courses and any ELICOS and Foundation Program courses they deliver in Tasmania. The TQA is also the designated responsbility for non-award programs that are not ELICOS or Foundation Programs that the TQA can register under the law of the State.

The second stage of CRICOS registration is the responsbility of the Commonwealth delegate. The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) is the Commonwealth delegate in respect to schools. A provider is not registered until both stages of this process have been completed. Once registered, TQA officers will add the provider to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) http://cricos.deewr.gov.au/. Details of each course offered and its title, duration and cost are shown on the provider's CRICOS entry.

Further information is available at https://aei.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Provider-Registration/Getting-Started/Pages/default.aspx

Please refer to Provider Registration Process for more information about submitting an applicaiton for registration to the TQA.


*course means a course of education or training (Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000)



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